Julian Banks Group features some of Australia’s finest musicians collaborating with stellar Indonesian percussionist Cepi Kusmiadi on the Kendang Sunda. The Kendang Sunda is a set of two-headed drums used by people across many southeast Asian countries.
Kusmiadi’s bubbling magic on this beautiful traditional Indonesian instrument creates the perfect bed for the modern grooves and melodic beauty of Julian Banks Group’s original compositions.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
Shanti Fire is the meeting of five seasoned musicians who bring their depth of experience in Indian classical, jazz, soul, kirtan, West African and flamenco to produce music that is unique, hypnotic and passionate.
Ft: Emanuel Lieberfreund (flute/sax/percussion), Rosie Henshaw (Sitar/voice/guitar), Maharshi Raval (Tabla), Rucha Lange (Indian classical voice) & Byron Mark (cajon/keyboards)